18 days in New York City & Philadelphia Itinerary

18 days in New York City & Philadelphia Itinerary

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18 days in New York City & Philadelphia Itinerary

Start: Honolulu, Oahu
Fly + bus:  13​h 45​min
1
New York City
— 9 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Philadelphia
— 7 nights
train + Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Honolulu, Oahu

9
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Step out of New York City to go to Bronx and see Bronx Zoo, which is approximately 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: go for a walk through Central Park, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, and admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our New York City tour itinerary builder tool .

Honolulu to New York City is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly. Traveling from Honolulu to New York City, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Honolulu in February; daily highs in New York City reach 46°F and lows reach 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bronx Zoo
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

7
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Philadelphia: Bury The Hatchet Princeton - Axe Throwing (in Lawrenceville), Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square) and Hersheypark (in Hershey). There's still lots to do: get your game on at Bury The Hatchet Cherry Hill - Axe Throwing, enjoy some diversion at Bury The Hatchet Bensalem - Axe Throwing, browse the exhibits of The Franklin Institute, and take an in-depth tour of Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library.

To see other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Philadelphia trip maker site .

Traveling by train from New York City to Philadelphia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 50°F, while nighttime lows are 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to catch the train back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Fun & Games Museums Parks

Side Trips

Baltimore, Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, Harrah's Philadelphia, Hersheypark, Bury The Hatchet King of Prussia - Axe Throwing
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Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens

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